Casual, Everyday, Outfit of the Day

Defense mechanisms

This was the first really gloomy day of autumn. It was also the kind of day when you don’t feel like dressing up or going out, or getting out of bed for that matter. I used to dread these days, partly because they actually suck but mostly because I also feel bad for feeling bad. I used to fight them, try to power through but sometimes you just have to accept that ‘I woke up like this’ can also mean you woke up on the wrong end of the glamorous spectrum.

I’ve come to realize that whatever I do some days just have to go to the bad pile. So now I try to embrace them and maybe find some humor in it all. I didn’t feel like getting out of bed but since I had to I decided to take the comfort with me and wear this pajama top out. Ironically, it says ‘Wonder Woman’ which was the exact opposite of how I was feeling wearing my pajamas out and about.

I thought this little irony was quite funny and it did make me feel better. I do this quite often, whenever I feel uncomfortable in a situation I try to see it in a funny and lighthearted light. I once went to a seminar where I felt very much out of my element and my jokes had never been better. I realize why I’m doing it but I don’t think it’s the worst defense mechanism to have. You gotta do what you gotta do to be happy.


On the outfit:

T-shirt – H&M pajama top

Jeans – Janina jeans

Bag – Bik Bok

Accessories – I am